Career Information and Resources

WCJC offers multiple options to help you determine the career path that's right for you!  Take a look at one of our many career tools (listed below) or schedule an appointment to speak with an academic advisor about options that may be right for you.

Career Assessment Tools

Career Coach: A free online resource includes interest assessments to help you identify and research options.  Career Coach can also be used to build a resume and find job openings.

MyPlan: A comprehensive online career planning tool with interest, personality and skills assessments.  WCJC students may get the log-on password from a WCJC Academic Advisor.

Job Opportunities and Information

Current job openings can be found in the "Book of Jobs" at every WCJC campus location:

  • Pioneer Student Center on the Wharton campus;
  • Richmond lobby;
  • Brazos Hall reception desk in Sugar Land; and
  • Bay City lobby.

Employers who wish to provide information regarding job opportunities for WCJC students and alumni, please contact Cindy Kocian, Vocational Support Coordinator, cindyk@wcjc.edu or 979-532-6483.

Career Development Workshops

Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews  Register here.

Graduating and ready to find a job?  Looking for a new job?  Join us for a virtual career development workshop covering a variety of topics including resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills. 

Sessions are open to current WCJC students and alumni and all sessions are approximately 45 minutes long.

Register here.

Career Spotlight: WCJC Healthcare Programs  Register here.

Interested in a career in healthcare?  Not sure how to get there?  Join us for a spotlight on the WCJC programs that will get you one step closer to your dream job. 

WCJC offers programs in various health care fields including EMT/Paramedic, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Health Information Technology, Human Services, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Radiology. 

Sessions are open to both current and potential students and all sessions are approximately 45 minutes long.

Register here.

Career Spotlight: WCJC Vocational Programs  Register here.

Thinking about a career in Business, Computer Science, or Technology?  What about Law Enforcement, HVAC, or Automotive Technology?  WCJC offers a number of vocational programs that will get you ready for the workforce. This session highlights the myriad of vocational programs offered at WCJC and provides the resources and information to decide the best route for you. 

WCJC vocational programs include: Business (Business Office Specialist, Business Office Technology), Computer Science (Network Administration, Simulation and Game Development, Digital Media, Network Support), Paralegal Studies, Early Childhood Development, Law Enforcement, HVAC, Automotive Technology, Cosmetology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Process Technology, Nuclear Power Technology and Welding. 

Sessions are open to both current and potential students and all sessions are approximately 45 minutes long.

Register here.

Big Decisions: Picking Your Major and Choosing Your Career  Register here.

It's not always easy to select a major, much less chose a career path.  Let us help! This session will help you navigate through the many questions you may ask yourself when choosing a major and/or career.  We'll review the career assessment tools available to you, goal setting, and decision-making strategies.  

Sessions are open to both current and potential students and all sessions are approximately 45 minutes long.

Register here.

Additional Career Resources

Career Planning Resources

CareerOneStop:  Career exploration, training, jobs, and videos from the US Department of Labor.

College for All Texans: Extensive information on careers, colleges, and financial aid, including links to Texas Colleges and Universities. 

Discover E: A guide to engineering careers.

O*Net:  Career exploration, including salary, job outlook and descriptions, as well as job search tips.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Career information, including job duties, employment outlook, and salaries.

Texas Genuine: Explore career and technical fields and college options to get you there.

Texas Hot Jobs: A complete resource of health and medical careers in Texas, including full job descriptions, salary, and educational levels required.  Also include listings of schools in Texas that offer health-professions degrees.

Texas Reality Check : Lifestyle and occupation calculator.

Tracer: Texas career information website that provides statistics and analyses on the Texas labor market.  Includes a wide array of career and occupational information through software programs and printed publications.

What Do I Do with a Major In?: Excellent resource that links college majors to distinct job titles and professional links.

Personality Assessment Resources

Kiersey: Personality preference indicator tool.

9 TypesPersonality style quiz.

Texas Career Check: Interest profiler.

Job Search Resources
Job and Career Accelerator: Create resumes, cover letters, and match interests and skills with jobs and internships.

Job Hunters Bible: Tips and resources for the career-changer and job-seeker.

Salary information: Look up salary ranges for any career by location.

Texas Workforce Solutions: Job search information including in-demand jobs and employment opportunities.

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